photo of salmonberry

Jim Popenoe

(Rubus spectabilis)

Salmonberry is a deciduous upright shrub 6 to 12 feet (2 to 4 m) tall.  It is usually found with one or more other deciduous shrub species, such as red elderberry, thimbleberry, twinberry, or cascara).  Salmonberry typically grows beneath a canopy of red alder.

Salmonberry flowers in February and March and produces edible, mature fruit in June and July.  Small unripe fruit has a salmon color. The fruit grows sweeter as it ripens, and the color shifts toward red.

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